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Columbia Aruba III Pant


Price: $42.98 - $55.00
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  • 100% textured nylon poplin
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Machine wash cold gentle, wash separately, do not bleach, tumble dry low, remove promptly, iron low, do not use fabric softener, do not dry clean
  • Quick dry, Vietnam


Product Description

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The Columbia men's Aruba III amphibious pants feature zip-off legs, letting you convert them into shorts for quick-change versatility in or out of the water. The pants are made of lightweight textured nylon, which dries fast and features Columbia's highest level of Omni-Shade sun protection. The self-draining pockets and interior mesh brief, meanwhile, combine to keep you dry and comfortable. Other details include an elastic waist with an adjustable drawcord, front hook-and-loop closure pockets, and a back zippered security pocket. The pants are available in 30-, 32-, and 34-inch lengths.

About Omni-Shade Technology
Columbia's Omni-Shade clothing protects you from damaging UV radiation by blocking the majority of the sun's harmful rays, letting you stay out longer on sunny days. Unlike SPF (Sun Protection Factor)--which is a measure of sunburn reduction from sunblock and protects you from UVA rays--Columbia's Omni-Shade products are far more versatile, combining a tight-weave construction, UV reflectors, and UV absorbing technology. These features not only prevent sunburns and long-term skin damage, but they also protect the wearer from UVB rays in addition to UVA rays. UVB rays are much more harmful than UVA, and are present even on cloudy days.



The men's Aruba III pants include zip-off legs for hot days.
Plus, Omni-Shade doesn't wear off. Instead, your safety increases as the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) increases. Several layers of Omni-Shade protection are available: UPF 15, UPF 30, UPF 40, and UPF 50-plus. It's like sunscreen, but you don't have to reapply. All Omni-Shade fabric carries the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation, which is given to sun-protective fabrics that have a minimum UPF of 30.

Features:

  • Construction: 100-percent textured nylon poplin
  • Omni-Shade sun protection, UPF 50
  • Self-draining pockets
  • Interior mesh brief
  • Zip-off legs convert to 8.25-inch inseam short
  • Available in 30-, 32-, and 34-inch lengths
  • Imported

About Columbia Sportswear
Founded in 1938, Columbia Sportswear Company has grown from a small family-owned hat distributor to one of the world's largest outerwear brands and the leading seller of skiwear in the United States. Columbia's extensive product line includes a wide variety of outerwear, sportswear, rugged footwear and accessories. Columbia specializes in developing innovative products that are functional yet stylish and offer great value. Eighty-year-old matriarch Gert Boyle, Chairman of the Board, and her son, Tim Boyle, President and CEO, lead the company.

Columbia's history starts with Gert's parents, Paul and Marie Lamfrom, when they fled Germany in 1937. They bought a small hat distributorship in Portland, Oregon, and named it Columbia Hat Company, after the river bordering the city. Soon frustrated by poor deliveries from suppliers, the Lamfroms decided to start manufacturing products themselves. In 1948, Gert married college sweetheart Neal Boyle, who joined the family business and later took the helm of the growing company. When Neal suddenly died of a heart attack in 1970, Gert enlisted help from Tim, then a college senior. After that it wasn't long before business really started to take off. Columbia was one of the first companies to make jackets from waterproof/breathable fabric. They introduced the breakthrough technology called the Columbia Interchange System, in which a shell and liner combine for multiple wearing options. In the early 1980s, then 60 year-old Gert began her role as "Mother Boyle" in Columbia's successful and popular advertising campaign.

The company went public in 1998 and moved into a new era as a world leader in the active outdoor apparel industry. Today, Columbia Sportswear employs more than 1,800 people around the world and distributes and sells products in more than 50 countries and to more than 12,000 retailers internationally.

Product Description

Other details include an elastic waist with adjustable drawcord, front hook and loop closure pockets, and a back zippered security pocket. Authentic fit.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0031U0AF6
  • Item model number: FM8053-19-S-32
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,545 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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It is very comfortable.
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Thanks Columbia for making a good product!
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They wash out easily and dry quickly.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By beesquare on November 1, 2010
Color Name: FossilSize Name: Mediumx30 Verified Purchase
These pants are very lightweight, and they dry quickly. They run true to size, and they work well as shorts (legs zipped off) or as long pants. The pants have built-in underwear; ie the shorts are like a swim suit and can be used for swimming if you so desire. This has some good points, though I probably would not have chosen that feature if it were an option. Separate underpants are a bit more comfortable.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Palmetto Native on September 24, 2009
Color Name: SageSize Name: Mediumx30 Verified Purchase
I had a difficult time trying to find a medium waist and a 30" length. All of the local retailers were only stocking 32" lengths and this forced me to find this product from another source. These pants are the lightest pants that I own and I have found that they are most comfortable during hot days. Even though these pants are light, the material is not as smooth as another pair of pants that I purchased from another source. One issue: I wish that the cargo pockets were located on the side of the legs instead of being on top of the front pockets. Items in the cargo pockets compete for space with the front pocket. I am not sure if I will have many occasions to use the convertible feature for turning the pants into shorts, but I will see.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By John Krehnovi on April 25, 2011
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These things have a tag on them saying they are fishing pants. I guess I didn't realize that when I bought them. The bottom line is that they are not perfect for hiking in my mind. They are just good.

Much like the other reviews have indicated, the pockets are a little unusual. They are deep and located on the front which is different than anyone would expect. If you have anything in your pocket, it definitely rubs against the body. This is because if the location of the pockets and the material is so thin.

I'm happy with these pants. The material is light and would dry out easily if wet. It's good for hiking and to keep the mosquitos off of me when hiking even in warm climates.

I had a difficult time understanding the sizes. I bought an Mx32 and it fits well for me. I am 6 foot, 170 pounds, waist is about 34-35 inches. This should fit a 36 inch waist well too. I also bought an Lx32 but the waist was way too big for me so I returned that one.

My problem with these pants is the material. After hiking for a few hours, I found the material to be uncomfortable against my skin. I started complaining about it and then my wife told me that it says they are fishing pants right on the pants.

So there you have it... good pants, good price, get the job done, but not perfect for hiking, and the pockets are a little unusual.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nick on May 12, 2011
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These pants are light and comfortable. Also virtually waterproof. I was outside when it was pouring rain and stayed completely dry. They do run a bit long. I usually wear 36w 30L and I'm going to have to get these hemmed up. The thigh and hip pockets are far too deep to be practical--I have to reach half way up to my elbow to get whatever is at the bottom, but its not a big deal, I just use the thigh pockets.

As a side note I ordered a mediumx30, but received a largex30. The large actually fits well and are only slightly baggy. I would like a pair in gray mediumx30, but now they are out of stock.

Update after 1 year of use:

I am dropping my rating from 5 stars to 3.

After some continued use I have concluded that the pockets in these pants are worthless. Anything that you put in them will go straight to the bottom and will ride on the front of your leg just above your knee. That means that every step you take will rub the contents of the pocket against your leg. After hiking a few miles I decided these pants are not worth using if you want to put anything in the pockets.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Samuel T. Burns on August 29, 2011
Color Name: SageSize Name: X-Largex32 Verified Purchase
These pants are great for boating or anything outdoors. I bought them to wear on a sunny-day canoe trip, and they were great for several reasons. First, they are very light and allow plenty of air flow to keep sweating to a minimum. Also, they dry very quickly. They protected my legs from the sun very well.

The only CON: the swimsuit mesh material they use for the pockets is weak; I made the mistake of putting my keys in my left front pocket, and by the end of the day, the pocket had worn through and 2 holes were present. I highly recommend keeping valuables somewhere else.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Tennimon on January 23, 2011
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I order some knock offs a while back and they almost turned me off of nylon all together. These however are strong and well made. My only complaint is in the photo of the color sage, where it shows a much darker color then you get. Other than that I can't wait to go hiking in them and put them to the test.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 2, 2010
Color Name: SageSize Name: Smallx30 Verified Purchase
I got these for my boyfriend before a trip to the Mediterranean. They were perfect! In the morning, it was sometimes chilly, then he could zip the legs off in the afternoon when it got warmer. So glad we got them. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ann C. Fallik on August 16, 2012
Color Name: FossilSize Name: Mediumx30 Verified Purchase
The pants have an elastic waistband, which I like, however there is no fly, which I don't like. Also, the legs do zip off, however there is no mechanism (such as a zipper) to allow them to be removed over one's boots.
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